Friday, January 10, 2014

Tardis mittens

I finished the second fingerless glove for the set that went to my daughter. Here they are.



This evening I finished the second of two additional gloves made for myself. As I said yesterday, I adjusted the pattern slightly because my hands are small. I decided to try making the white windows in hdc instead of dc since that section is what is above the thumb. Here is the result. (Thanks to my hubby who took the pictures and please ignore my ugly fingers.)





I love them! Still a little long for my fingers but I think they will be fine. I didn't want to change the hook size because the blue section fit my arm well. 

The color is sort of in between the pictures. It's not as light as the first pic but not quite as dark as the second and third pics. The yarn is I Love This Yarn royal. The pattern calls for 110 yards and there are 355 yards in my skein so I'm thinking you could get three pairs from one 7 oz skein of this particular yarn. Of course you need the white too. I used Vanna's Choice just because it is what I had on hand. It doesn't take that much white.

As I said yesterday, the pattern can be purchased from Carrissa Knox at either her Ravelry or Etsy shops.

Now my tips on working the pattern. First of all, chain 28, not 27 (unless she's corrected that this week). The pattern is written pretty clearly so really no need to expand on that very much. When you are working the windows, I suggest dropping the unused color to the back and bringing the working color to the front. That way any loose bits or things that show will be on the inside. I preferred to cut the white between the first and second sections for no particular reason.

The thumb area, as you can see, is quite sufficiently large and comfy. 

It is important that you do follow the instructions clearly and do those post stitches as that is what makes the divisions stand out. It's actually quite clever. Besides that, it makes the gloves nice and warm.

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

2 comments:

  1. LOVE these - gorgeous and comfy looking and really, Sandie, you have cute fingers!!

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    1. Thank you, Judith! You're too kind! :-)

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